Mike Dimmick wrote:I'm thinking of writing an AdBlock BHO just to prove it can be done.
I think SpyBot has something like that in their latest versions.
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AndyD wrote:as I understand it Rotor is the .Net CLI on FreeBSD,
MVC has already been implemented by Microsoft for .NET - check out UIP - the User Interface Process Application Block from PAG - http://www.microsoft.com/practices. While you're there, check out the rest of the application blocks. And the Enterprise Library. And everything. Good stuff there.
The QuickTime player, indeed, is the second most annoying media player I have run into - second only to the horrible RealPlayer (all versions) that simply believed that the sole purpose of your PC is to run RealPlayer, and anything else takes second place.
Luckily, there are alternative versions for both:
Both install the codec in the system so you can watch MOV and RM movies with decent players (like Media Player Classic).
When it comes to Adobe 7, though, it loads up REALLY quickly here. Faster than Adobe 6 (of course) and even faster than 5. I ran into a couple of tips for it here.
(Freeware codecs? OSS media players? FireFox? If I'm not careful I'll come out as an OSS enthusiast, and that niche is filled.
As an aside I've also just dumped MSN Messenger in favour of Trillian. Because yet again it contains features that I am not interested in (as a user) and contains none of the things I actually want ... there is a bit of a theme here methinks.
On the IE/Firefox issue I lean more towards IE -partly because I don't particularly like tabs and other FF features, but mostly because FF isn't quite mature enough. Lots of page simply don't look right, and I don't care if it's because web designers write non-standard IE-optimized HTML. I don't care how "right" FF is, if it doesn't get the job done.
But on the subject of MSN Messenger, I couldn't agree more. First of all, the Windows/MSN Messenger split is strange - quite obviously developed seperately, with Windows Messenger missing many very basic features that even MSN has.
MSN, in the meanwhile, is entrenching itself in the teenage market. The only noticeable features of MSN Messenger 7 beta seemed to be annoying animations and "nudges", more emoticon support, and no real improvement in usability for people who use it for work or who just want to TALK.
So Miranda IM is my choice for both Messenger and ICQ for now.